Rich Girard, Author at Granite Grok

Rich Girard

Rich Girard is a well known and highly respected conservative public figure and opinion maker in southern New Hampshire.  A native of Manchester, NH, Rich has devoted nearly three decades to serving and educating the community about the critical issues in state and local politics and government.  Rich’s diverse background includes running for and holding public office, providing leadership and management for other candidates’ political campaigns, extensive experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors, being sought as a political commentator by media outlets across the region, and having started and run three businesses, including a marketing and advertising agency, broadcast media company and a financial services practice.

Manchester NH City Hall

Manchester Mayor Manipulates Meetings in Advance of Mask Votes

Claiming “high risk” behavior by irresponsible citizens threatens the health of city staff and elected officials, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig (D-Ward 1) and at-Large Alderman Dan O’Neil (D-Ward 1), Chairman of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, announced that all meetings of the board and its committees will be remote “until further notice.”  That announcement …

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Manchester School District

Principals Trash Manchester School Superintendent, or Did They?

On September 10, 2020, Teamsters Local 633 attorney William R. Cahill, Jr. submitted a “correspondence” from the Association of Manchester Principals (AMP) to Manchester school Superintendent Dr. John Goldhardt.  While the letter largely addressed a laundry list of complaints regarding the district’s plan to return to school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, along with several reasons …

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Trump Flags Monument

President Trump Gets COVID19 – GOOD!

That was my first reaction  (GOOD!) upon learning that President Donald J. Trump had come down with the Wuhan Flu.  (I just named it for the place it came from like the Spanish Flu came from Spain and German Measles came from Germany, etc.).

Safe Station in Manchester Needs to be Reevaluated

Manchester’s Safe Station initiative has always drawn these kinds of numbers of people from out of the city. This is nothing new. What is concerning, however, is that it appears as if the state’s program might actually be referring people to the city. 

City Year challenged over MLK Day workshops on “Unpacking Whiteness”

On January 4, 2018, I received an email invitation to City Year’s Martin Luther King Day event (right).   The subject line of the email was “Free Family Event: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!”  Candidly, I thought nothing of it and didn’t open the invitation until after I saw that I’d received multiple inquiries, complaints and statements …

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